How To Make Money Online In Five Easy Steps - Part 5 - Traffic Generation

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Traffic Generation - Website Traffic Is The Lifeblood Of Any Online Business

undefinedWe now move onto part five of your mini make money online working from home course and look at marketing and traffic generation...

In the last section of the course we discussed websites and how to get the platform from which you will sell your e-product. Now that you've got everything ready to go, it's time to market that product. This is how you let others know that your product is available. Marketing is perhaps the most important part of the whole process, and it's essential that you learn as much as possible about marketing and traffic generation.

There are several marketing methods you can use, and this article will cover some of the most basic but most effective traffic generation methods.

Free Traffic Generation: Free marketing is wonderful because you don't have to invest anything into the marketing, but you still get the return. Some of the best free marketing methods include article marketing, blogging, press releases, forum posting, building back links and social networking. With every single one of these methods, value is important.

Let's say you want to use article marketing to market your product. You might create an article related to the topic of your ebook product. For instance, if your product is a guide to better parenting, your article might be something like 'how to make it through the terrible twos.' Of course, the article would include a link back to your website so that interested individuals can learn more about your product and possibly buy it.

Traffic Generation: Forum Marketing

The same goes with forum marketing. You might join a forum related to the topic of your product, and then leave meaningful comments and join the conversation. Of course, with your signature, you'd leave a link back to your website. There are numerous free marketing methods that you can use to promote your product and drive traffic to your website.

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Traffic Generation: Paid Marketing Methods

You might not think that paid marketing methods are as good as free ones, but in many cases they are and quite honestly, whilst the free methods work, you will have to invest money into marketing and develop a successful marketing plan to have a 'big' business. For instance, paid Google and Facebook ads can generate a LOT of targeted traffic to your website very quickly. Just a few paid marketing methods include pay-per-click ads and buying advertising space on other websites. These methods are very good, although you do have to invest in them in the beginning. The ROI, or return on investment, can be substantial.

In any case, marketing is obviously extremely important for your business and you will need to continue marketing if you wish for your sales and profits to grow. Coming up with a product idea, doing market research, and then creating a website is not enough - you must then switch the traffic on and drive traffic!

Traffic Generation - Closing Remarks And Recommended Resources

I hope this has been of help to you and I look forward to providing you with further information that will help you market your own products and services online.

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